Africa’s future is digital and Alice Ngoga and her Starlight Foundation are doing just that in Rwanda, by empowering more women through her Solar Kits initiative for women in Rwanda.
In a chat with AfricaDigitalReport.com, Alice shared how the starligh foundation started with meeting Ariane Umuringa as the co-founder at the university and decided to do something that can make STEM more appealing and interested for students in the elementary and high school.
Alice and Ariane noticed science education in Rwanda was just a textbook approach and so pushed to make its appealing with the practicality of whats in the textbooks.
So far, Alice Ngoga and Ariane Umuringa’s Starlight Foundation has impacted about 4000 children in Rwanda with emphasis on women being about 50% of the number trained.
In the conversation with Alice, she talked about the difficulty in accessing funding especially being a young female entrepreneur with just the passion even after you have some track records on what impact that have made in Rwanda.
Which confirms an AfricaDigitalReport.com research on women being given the less funding in their startups.
With the works done in Rwanda, the starlight Foundation is looking to expand through partnerships and collaborations to other African countries with a focus on South Sudan, Ghana, DR Congo and any other African country that would be ready to receive Starlight, Alice confirmed.
The Starlight Foundation is looking to secure some funding soon, so they can continue to impact lives especially women across Africa.